Monday, October 24, 2011

Andy Rubin: Ice Cream Sandwich's Face Unlock is developed by PittPatt

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Liking that Face Unlock on Ice Cream Sandwich we saw last week? You can thank PittPatt for that. At AsiaD's opening session, Android head honcho Andy Rubin confirmed that said Pittsburgh-based company -- acquired by Google earlier this year -- was responsible for this nifty security feature. 

While the demo didn't go as planned for Matias Duarte at the launch event, Andy was able to show us how Face Unlock's meant to work on the stage just now. In fact, Andy said his team even had to "slow down the process" as PittPatt's software was too fast to make folks believe that any security at all was involved -- for what it's worth, Walt Mossberg's beard couldn't get past the unlock screen on Andy's Galaxy Nexus. Follow the link to see Engadget getting up close and personal with Face Unlock.

Via | Engadget

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